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Dr. Kyle Nelson|
PhD NE 2013; Kyle Nelson joined the SMART Laboratory research team in Fall 2008. Kyle worked on two innovative neutron
detection technologies, those being the optically stimulated neutron detector and the low-density insert gas detector.
The optically stimulated neutron detector operates with the Pockels cell effect, where radiation interactions in a Pockels
cell cause detectable polarization changes in transmitted light.
The low-density insert detector uses porous materials laced
with neutron reactive materials inserted into gas-filled proportional counters.
He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in
Nuclear Engineering in 2013 for his work on Li-Foil neutron detectors,
which was recognized with an R&D 100 Award in 2014. At graduation, Dr. Nelson had
published five conference papers and five journal papers with over twelve more pending.
He is also a co-inventor on one allowed patent and two patents pending. Dr. Nelson presently
works at SPAWAR in San Diego, CA.
Advisor: Douglas S. McGregor
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